The Andrews Labor Government is calling for community groups and councils from across Victoria to apply for grants to boost road safety awareness in their local area.
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP welcomed the opening of this year’s $1.5 million Community Road Safety Grants Program and encourages eligible applicants to think of innovative ideas initiatives to drive better safety awareness in the community.
The grants program will support a range of road safety education programs and initiatives that target cyclists, pedestrians, drivers and passengers, and motorcyclists.
Funding is also available to support electronic speed signs, road safety banners and mobile billboards that communicate specific messages to road users at locations identified by local communities.
Last year grants were provided to 57 recipients including councils, schools and not-for-profit organisations to deliver 190 projects promoting road safety.
As a successful recipient last year, St Anthony’s School in Noble Park delivered one of VicRoads’ most sought-after programs – Road Safety for New Arrivals which gave 75 per cent of participants a newfound confidence in road safety and driving laws.
Other successful applications include Bike Education programs and programs to boost pedestrian safety around schools.
Applications for the grants close on Wednesday 11 March.
For more information go to: vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/road-safety-programs
Quotes attributable to Mark Gepp MP, Member for Northern Victoria
“Everyone has a part to play when it comes to road safety – which is why we’re giving communities the resources they need to take the lead on road safety in their area.”
“We’re encouraging councils, schools and community groups across Northern Victoria to apply for this grant program because we know just how effective a grassroot safety campaign can be.”